City

2018 Annual Water Quality Report

Public Utilities Department

May 1, 2019

The City of Tecumseh is pleased to present the Annual Water Quality Report for 2018. This report is designed to inform our customers of the quality water and services being delivered every day. The City’s goal is to provide a consistently safe and dependable supply of drinking water, and the wish is for our customers to have a better understanding of the effort made to continually improve the water production and treatment process while protecting our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water.

The City of Tecumseh’s water is delivered from seven wells, ranging from 80- to 260-feet below the surface. Chlorine is introduced for disinfection, fluoride for the promotion of strong teeth and polyphosphate to inhibit corrosiveness in the water. The wells draw from the glacial outwash deposit known as the Adrian Drainage System. The outwash deposit that our wells draw from dissects the Defiance Moraine System with the Inner Defiance Moraine east of Tecumseh and the Outer Defiance Moraine to the west.

The City has developed a ground water protection program at the federal, state, and local levels. As a result, the Wellhead Protection Program (WHPP) was created. The ten-year well delineations have been identified, and are available for review.

The objective of the WHPP is to define an area surrounding a public water supply well or well field and to control potential sources of contamination within the designated area known as the wellhead protection area (WHPA). The WHPA has been defined as the surface and subsurface area surrounding a public water supply well or well field through which contaminants, if spilled or deposited, will most likely pass and eventually reach the well field.

We are pleased to report that our drinking water for the City of Tecumseh is safe and meets federal and state requirements. This annual report displays the water quality and what it means to you as a customer.

If you have any questions about this report or the City’s water utility system in general, please contact Todd Knepper, Utilities Superintendent at (517) 423-0402. You may also attend a Tecumseh City Council meeting on the first or third Monday of each month and ask questions during the public comment period of the agenda. It is important that our customers to be informed about their water utility system.

The City of Tecumseh routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws. The following table shows the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1st to December 31st, 2018. The state allows us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants are not expected to vary significantly from year to year. All of the data is representative of the water quality, but some are more than a year old. The most recent results of these analysis’ are listed in the table.

Click here to download the full 2018 Water Quality report including test results.

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PFAS and PFOA NOT DETECTED in City of Tecumseh Water Samples

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